Sangha Members – For information and help in dealing with current events in Shambhala, please see our Current Events page.

Drop in and check us out!

Our grand reopening is planned for Jan. 19, 2019, 1-9 PM. Details are posted on this page! Café Shambhala, Tuesday Open Sit and Heart of Recovery programs have all returned to this building.

Do you live in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area?

Several of our members do, and have formed a practice group. It meets weekly on Tuesday nights. For more information, see our Cincinnati Group page.

welcomeEstablished in 1975, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Lexington is part of a global community of meditation and retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala view is that every individual has fundamental goodness and that this is cultivated through meditation and other mindfulness practices. Located in central Kentucky, our Center offers programs that foster and promote this view.

We offer free meditation instruction at our public programs. Do you wish to deepen your meditation practice? If so, you may wish to speak with one of our meditation instructors.

Featured Programs

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Practice

March 31st—December 12th

These Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practices are open to our entire sangha community, Continue »

Grand Reopening

January 19th

Bodhisattva Vow Preparation Class in Lexington

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

January 26th

Profound Kindness Retreat - Weeklong

with Acharya Susan Chapman & Mary Sehlinger

February 16th—February 22nd

What the World Needs Now: Profound Kindness Weekthun Continue »

Weekend Only Kindness Retreat

with Acharya Susan Chapman & Mary Sehlinger

February 16th—February 17th

Weekend Retreat: Profound Kindness Continue »

New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →


Just starting to meditate?

A simple way to begin is to attend our Tuesday night or Saturday morning sitting meditation sessions. On Tuesday night, there is open meditation from 7 – 8:30 pm, and there is always an instructor available to provide initial meditation instruction. More →

Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →